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At the same time, mailing lists, shell logins and other services seem to have been shutdown and/or removed from DNS. None of this came with any warning or notification to the maintainers, and I still don't know what's going on. I can't access any of the build servers, so it's fairly safe to assume that my build scripts, packages, documentation, and everything else I've been working on for the Solaris community over the last 5 years is gone also. As if that wasn't enough, there are also reports that someone has been attempting to sabotage various mirror sites. I don't know how to take that - but frankly, right now, I don't care. I'm out. I've had it with the political fighting and drama. Many maintainers had already left following the last spat - I simply don't have the will to get involved in it any more, the damage has already been done. If anyone is still using my Blastwave packages (PostgreSQL, Nessus, PHP4, and some others) I recommend you switch to something else, like Sun's own CoolStack or OpenSolaris.
There's plenty more I could say, but at this point I think it's perhaps better to simply leave it. It's a sad day for me: seeing years of work towards something that I believed in, and helped a great many people, all go to ruin. It's even sadder for the Solaris community as a whole; this was a true grass-roots organisation - made up from like-minded Solaris users, admins, programmers and fans - who gave up countless hours of their own time to help others. I think the least we deserve is an explanation, but somehow I don't think one at this stage would make any difference anyway.
Update : People have been mailing me to say the main page is back up - true, but it's a case of "the lights are on, but no one's home". Check the thread in comp.unix.solaris.
I hope to get these packages released to unstable in the next few days - I've been running them for a few days here and there appears to be no issues, but as always any other testing or feedback is always appreciated. Make sure you head the warning at the top of the testing page, though!
PostgreSQL minor version 8.1.3 has been released, containing a patch for a serious security issue present in the 8.1 branch. All users of 8.1 are urged to upgrade at the earliest opportunity. Minor versions 8.0.7, 7.4.12, and 7.3.14 are being released at the same time. These contain only minor bug fixes to the 8.0, 7.4 and 7.3 versions and can be upgraded on a more planned schedule, unless of course you are encountering one of the bugs described. The security issue in 8.1.x allows an authenticated database user to escalate his ROLE privileges by exploiting knowledge of the backend protocol. While there are no known exploits in the wild for this, users are urged not to wait until they encounter one. 8.1.3 also contains a number of other bug fixes, most of them for very specific (rare) database configurations and schema issues, but including a number of crash fixes. Notable also is a fix to the TSearch2 GiST index generation code which will significantly speed up creation of TSearch2 indexes.
(Slight) Speed improvements : - Faster scan startup speed (at the expense of a slightly bigger memory usage). - Faster scans in general Depending on the speed of your hard drive and the OS you're running on, you may experience up to 15% speed improvement. Bug fixes : - Fixed the use of an uninitialized buffer in the shared socket code - Fixed some uninitialized variables in nessus_tcp_scanner - Fixed several null pointer dereferencements in libnasl - Several other minor bugs have been fixed (see bugs.nessus.org for details) Misc : - New NASL function 'send_capture()' - nessusd rotates nessusd.messages on startup if the file is too big - Enhanced nessus_tcp_scanner - nessus-fetch now calls nessus-update-plugins upon registrationPackages are :
libnasl-2.2.5-SunOS5.8-i386-CSW.pkg.gz libnasl-2.2.5-SunOS5.8-sparc-CSW.pkg.gz nessus-2.2.5-SunOS5.8-i386-CSW.pkg.gz nessus-2.2.5-SunOS5.8-sparc-CSW.pkg.gz nessuslib-2.2.5-SunOS5.8-i386-CSW.pkg nessuslib-2.2.5-SunOS5.8-sparc-CSW.pkg.gz nessusplugins-2.2.5-SunOS5.8-i386-CSW.pkg.gz nessusplugins-2.2.5-SunOS5.8-sparc-CSW.pkg.gzInstall nessuslib, libnasl, nessus and nessusplugins in that order. A good walkthrough is available at http://www.nessus.org/demo if you're interested in trying this package out. Note that starting the server and logging into the client for the first time can take a while, as it has to load and scan all the plugins (it's faster after it's done it once).
mod_php-4.3.11-SunOS5.8-i386-CSW.pkg.gz mod_php-4.3.11-SunOS5.8-sparc-CSW.pkg.gzThis is PHP 4.3.11 for CSWapache. It is built linked against the new libpq 8.0.3, and also has had mbstring support added at the request of a user. Hopefully, this will be one of the last "monolithic" releases, and future PHP packages will be split into modules. One thing to note with this package is it appears that the HTTP and Mail PEAR libraries are no longer bundled with this release. If you are using them, you'll have to grab the latest versions from PEAR. Other changes over the previously released 4.3.10 package include FreeTDS (MSSQL and Sybase support) and UnixODBC extensions. libstatgrab 0.11.1
libstatgrab-0.11.1-SunOS5.8-i386-CSW.pkg.gz libstatgrab-0.11.1-SunOS5.8-sparc-CSW.pkg.gzThis is bumped to 0.11.1, a minor bugfix release. It is a library that provides cross platform access to statistics about the system on which it's run (CPU usage, memory utilisation, disk usage, network traffic, etc.). It also includes a couple of useful tools - "saidar", which is a tool for giving an overview of the system in a "top"-like manner, and "statgrab", which can be used in shell scripts to get statistics through a sysctl-style interface. nessus 2.2.4
libnasl-2.2.4-SunOS5.8-i386-CSW.pkg.gz libnasl-2.2.4-SunOS5.8-sparc-CSW.pkg.gz nessus-2.2.4-SunOS5.8-i386-CSW.pkg.gz nessus-2.2.4-SunOS5.8-sparc-CSW.pkg.gz nessuslib-2.2.4-SunOS5.8-i386-CSW.pkg nessuslib-2.2.4-SunOS5.8-sparc-CSW.pkg.gz nessusplugins-2.2.4-SunOS5.8-i386-CSW.pkg.gz nessusplugins-2.2.4-SunOS5.8-sparc-CSW.pkg.gzTHE open source security scanner. Install nessuslib, libnasl, nessus and nessusplugins in that order. A good walkthrough is available at http://www.nessus.org/demo if you're interested in trying this package out. Note that starting the server and logging into the client for the first time can take a while, as it has to load and scan all the plugins (it's faster after it's done it once). Update : Packages now heading out to the mirrors. Mod_php is on hold at the moment, as I'm overhauling it and looking at providing an Apache 2 SAPI as well.